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Image Resources

New Image Content!

Several additional modules of Archivision have been acquired by the library and are being added to the UCLA Institutional Collections in Artstor.

Added June 2019:

Archivision Library - Module 3

The third Archivision Module spans contemporary (Millennium Park in Chicago; works by Gehry, Pelli, Calatrava and Libeskind) to the ancient world (the mosaics from Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina, Sicily; Ephesus and other monuments of the Roman empire) and in between (French chateaux and gardens; Byzantine architecture in Mystras; Venice). Other highlights include holdings on Frank Lloyd Wright; major murals of Diego Rivera and coverage of Oxford photographed in May of 2007.

Archivision Library - Module 4

Module four features new architecture in London and in Los Angeles, including Gehry's Disney Concert Hall and the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden at UCLA. Two important works by Mackintosh are included: the Glasgow School of Art and the House of an Art Lover. London content also includes Chiswick House and grounds, many of Wren's churches, and art (including the cast collection) from the Victoria and Albert Museum. Classics content includes ancient Roman drawings scanned from original 19th century volumes (348 plans, sections and elevations) and Elgin marbles. Over 2000 images document Russia, notably major palaces and gardens around St Petersburg and coverage in Moscow. Mexico City, Cuernavaca, Puebla, and Taxco are also represented, as are important hôtels in Paris.

Archivision Library - Module 5

Module 5 spans a mix of time periods and geography, from works by Niemeyer in Brasilia to Bled Castle in Slovenia and Asian content such as images of the Olympic Village in Beijing and the Humble Administrator's Garden (Zhuozheng yuan) in Suzhou. Barcelona content features the work of Antonio Gaudi (Park Guell, Casa Mila and Sagrada Familia), the Barcelona Pavilion by Mies and the Fundacio Antoni Tapies. Calatrava is represented by five works, including the City of Arts and Science in Valencia. The module also includes additional works by Mackintosh, such as Queen's Cross Church. The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and public art in Spain and the US, notably details of the mosaics at Queen Califia's Magical Circle Garden by Niki de Saint-Phalle, are also included.

Archivision Library - Module 6

Module Six contains European and Asian content photographed in 2009, including work by Le Corbusier in Paris and near Lyon, and new work in Rome, Berlin, Stockholm and Oslo. The Bauhaus in Dessau is covered extensively (including the Master houses and other important works in Dessau), as well as early modern and recent works in Berlin. For Asia, the module features extensive coverage of the Forbidden City and the Youngang Grottos in Datong, new works in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing, and more.

Major Online Databases

Here are links to major image databases to use in your research. They are licensed resources available to UCLA users only. UCLA staff, faculty, and students will need to make sure their computers are configured for off-campus access when researching from home.

Subject-Specific Databases

Index Databases

These databases index illustrations and art reproductions found in periodicals.